Yet, I totally trust you to rescue me one more time, so that I can see once again how good you are while I'm still alive! Here's what I've learned through it all: Don't give up; don't be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting - for He will never disappoint you! Psalm 27:13,14 (TPT)
No matter what trauma we endure, grief is part of the healing process. And grief does not end after the twelfth step! My darling mother made her entrance to heaven over two years ago and both of my children have been with Jesus for over a decade. Yet somehow, and out of nowhere, I was blindsided this past Mother's Day by a tsunami of emotions. The grief was intense and overwhelming. But I have learned you have to feel the feels.
So I did just that. I allowed myself to feel the pain and sort through the emotions because I want to overcome and not be overcome by the grief process. I don't think we ever fully recover from the trauma of grief (no matter the cause) this side of heaven. It is part of what makes us so richly complex and unique. It is part of who we are. It is part of our journey. It is part of what we offer those in our sphere of influence. It makes us stronger -- stronger than we will ever know.
I declare over you that you are a woman who overcomes adversity with faith instead of shrinking back from fear. You are woman who faces things head on, feels the feels, and does not wear the label "victim." You are a POWERFUL OVERCOMER! Look at how far you have come! Well Done Powerful Overcomer. Well Done!